Applied and Technical Studiesufv.ca/trades
At UFV, we can put students where people gather for fun or relaxation. Whether it is at a front-desk of a hotel planning parties or events for a ballroom or convention centre or arranging a wedding, you could be there.
The Hospitality Event Planning certificate will prepare you for entry-level positions in the areas of the hospitality tourism industry. The training will provide you with "real" situations that will build confidence while developing skills and abilities expected by today's employers.
UFV allows high school students to complete this program through a concurrent studies model during their grade 12 year. For more information, contact your district/school career counsellor. You may also contact the UFV Trades & Technology Centre at 604-847-5448 or email email@example.com.
After successfully completing the program, students will be prepared for employment opportunities in areas such as hotels, shopping centers, destination marketing organizations, cruise ships, health care institutions, sports and entertainment facilities, convention centers, and celebration décor companies.
High-school completion is strongly recommended for career success. In addition to UFV’s general university admission requirements, which include the English Language Proficiency Requirement, students must meet the following entrance requirements for admission.
Note: Students who have not been in any schooling for more than three years are strongly advised to take the recommended mathematics assessment test to determine level of preparedness. The assessment test may identify areas that require strengthening to optimize the opportunities for program success. In most cases, upgrading can be taken simultaneously with the program.
Applications are accepted on a continuous basis throughout the year. Qualified applicants are considered for the next intake in which there is space. See Continuous application process for more information.
See the Fees and Other Costs section. Hospitality Event Planning students should budget approximately $500 for required textbooks and supplies. In addition, students should budget approximately $500 for a 3-day, 2-night overnight field trip.
Note: A deposit (currently $200) must be paid at the time of registration, which typically takes place one or two months before the start of the program. The balance of fees must be paid by the second week of classes.
A medical statement from a qualified physician may be required at any time before or during the program. Students will be notified by a UFV official if/when the statement is required.
The Hospitality Event Planning program is located at the Canada Education Park campus in Chilliwack.
The Hospitality Event Planning program starts in September and ends in May.
The Hospitality Event Planning program requires continuous attendance to successfully complete all requirements for the program. It is a full-time program of study. Students are also required to attend and take part in a 3-day, 2-night overnight field trip.
Students must meet the attendance requirements as outlined in their individual program guides. See UFV's Attendance policy (62).
Several day trips will be organized throughout Metro Vancouver for educational purposes. Students will be required to provide their own transportation and pay any fees that may be associated with these trips.
Students must complete all requirements with a minimum of 70% or better to receive a Credit (CR) grade in order to graduate.
Students who do not receive a Credit (CR) grade in all required areas by the end of May can apply to their instructor for re-entry into the program the following year. Students who reapply may register as upgrading students and must complete all program requirements no later than May of the following year. See upgrading policy below for more details.
Students must apply for graduation by completing a Graduation Request form available at ufv.ca/registrar/forms.
Unacceptable academic performance may, at the discretion of the instructor, include poor attendance, slow progress in theory and practical tasks, and/or lack of satisfactory participation in class activities. See UFV's Attendance policy (62).
Applied and Technical Studies students are expected to conduct themselves in a mature and responsible manner, and will be held responsible for their actions, whether acting alone or in group. See UFV's Student Academic Misconduct policy (70) and Student Non-Academic Misconduct policy (204).
If a student wishes not to continue, they will need to initiate a withdrawal at the Office of the Registrar.
Failed grades may result in withdrawal from the program. Students may be required to withdraw from a course or program for failing to comply with attendance, conduct, or program policies, or UFV policies including: Attendance policy (62), Student Academic Misconduct policy (70), Student Non-Academic Misconduct policy (204).
The upgrading program allows those currently or recently employed in the industry to complete their certificate requirements or to become proficient in specific processes or techniques.
An upgrading student will be enrolled for no more than 13 weeks. Upgrading students will not displace anyone registered in the next intake.
Upgrading students are expected to meet program prerequisites through previous enrolment or proof of industry experience approved by the program instructor.
Students who begin a Trades program, but withdraw before completing the program, may contact the department to request re-entry to the program provided their absence is less than two years. Re-entry is conditional based on space availability and instructor permission, and if the curriculum has not changed.
If you are absent more than one year, you will be required to apply for readmission. An application for admission form and application fee will be required.
The Hospitality Event Planning program starts in September and ends in May. Students must show that they understand the theory by successfully completing a written test for each unit. Students must then apply their knowledge to demonstrate an acceptable level of practical skills that may be assigned for that unit. The learning materials may include printed handouts, worksheets, video clips, display boards, lab manuals, and written instructions.
At regular stages, students will be required to perform various tasks on or off campus in order to develop their practical skills. As much as possible, study and lab instruction is patterned after "on-the-job" situations where a limited amount of direct supervision is required.
All unit tests and assigned practicals must be completed with a passing grade before writing the final exam, which is scheduled in May.
September–December (15 weeks)
January–April (17 weeks)
36 weeks of total training